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Without even factoring in the life-or-death implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early stages, Stephen Coan and Jason Patlis had another pressing survival issue before them in March 2020: the continuing care of thousands of critters in the tanks and habitats of the Mystic Aquarium and the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.
In the weeks to come, they would get a lifeline via spur-of-the-moment emergency donations. At least for the moment, that helped settle the larger question of the survival of two of Connecticut’s most popular nonprofit attractions.